We are proud to announce that Virgin Money has been featured twice on the EMpower Ethnic Minority Roles Models 2018 as presented by the Financial Times.
Our colleague Ugo Eboh has been featured on the Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list for his second year in a row at number 41 and our People Director, Matt Elliott, features as an EMpower Advocate at number 8 on the list.
Virgin Money People Director, Matt Elliot said:
At Virgin Money we are committed to creating a bank that is welcoming to all. We believe strong, successful businesses can only develop with diversity and creativity of thought. We need people of all races and beliefs to meet our goals. We are proud of the progress we are making and will continue to strive to ensure our employees better reflect the rich diversity of the UK.
EMpower is a professional membership organisation, helping corporate members drive greater BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) inclusion at all levels of their organisations. Founded in 2017, it provides powerful network connections, helping businesses create diverse and representative workplace environments where everyone can succeed.
CEO and founder of EMpower, Suki Sandhu said:
Our lists exist to drive the empowerment of ethnic minorities within business. Role modelling is fundamental to ensuring equality of opportunity and more inclusive workplace cultures. Those who have achieved personal success have a responsibility to inspire the next generation of ethnic minority leaders, and those featured on our lists are more than living up to it. Through these lists we hope to encourage individuals and businesses to stand up and work together to drive change in our society and workplaces – doing so will inspire the diverse leaders of tomorrow.
You can view the EMpower Ethnic Minority Roles Models 2018 here.